Healthcare Compliance Resource Guide Now Available

Regulation | April 18, 2017 | by Jennifer Hilliard

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), together with the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), on March 27, 2017, issued a resource guide designed to facilitate health care organizations’ ability to measure the effectiveness of their compliance program. The 54-page guide is the result of a January, 2017 roundtable meeting of OIG staff and compliance professionals.

The guide is designed to provide organizations with a host of ideas as to what and how to measure the effectiveness of all seven elements of a compliance plan. The guide, therefore, allows providers to select the ideas that work best for their particular program. Both OIG and HCCA cautioned that the guide is not intended to be applied wholesale as a template or best practice. However, the guide should be used in conjunction with the recently-released U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance questions and other resources to tailor an effective method of measuring effectiveness.